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As international focus on risk continues to escalate, we hold a leading position as a provider of risk management services. GHD combines technical, operational and business know-how with risk management competency and experience.

Underpinning our success is a unique market offering – the powerful combination of technical, operational and business know-how coupled with risk management skill and experience.

Enterprise-wide risk management - we support clients in a variety of areas to enhance their business from the boardroom to operations and projects.

  • Board and executive level risk assessment
  • Business risk
  • Crisis management
  • Due dilligence
  • Integrated risk management systems
  • Project risk management
  • Risk-based decision analysis

Risk assessment processes
- an excellent means of systematically ranking hazards, prioritising issues and identifying controls that prevent their manifestation.

  • HAZOP and HAZID studies
  • Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Quantitative risk assessment (QRA)
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Probabilistic risk modelling (Monte Carlo)
  • Reliability and availability studies
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) studies
  • Semi quantitative risk assessment (GHD SQRA™)

Managing safety - we recognise that safety and business performance is influenced not only by assets, materials and operations, but also by people, culture, systems and reputation, and we help clients to understand and better manage all of these.

  • Audits and inspections
  • Emergency management
  • HAZOP and HAZOP leader training
  • HSE integration systems
  • HSE coordinator and safety officer roles
  • Human factors
  • Incident reporting and analysis
  • OH&S regulatory requirements
  • Oil spill contingency planning
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Safety management systems
  • Safety training programs
  • Safety cases and safety reports
  • Task analysis
  • Technical integrity reviews
  • Dangerous goods licensing and auditing

For further information, contact:

Henry Reynolds
Service Line Leader, Risk – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 3 8687 8000
E: Henry Reynolds

John Westland
Service Line Leader, Risk – North America
T: +1 905 814 4358
E: John Westland

Asset Management Information System Integrations, Manila Water


Manila Water engaged GHD to develop and implement its asset management information system blueprint, as part of an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) improvement program. Our role included development, tendering, contract management and implementation.

In addition to the blueprint, we developed a comprehensive plan for 34 identified integrations, involving nine different systems (SAP, Works Management, Capital Works, GIS, SCADA, Finance, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management & Metering).

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Michael Herbert Bridge


GHD worked collaboratively with the client, City of Holdfast Bay, on the development of the Michael Herbert Bridge (formerly King Street Bridge) which opened with a well-attended community opening ceremony.

GHD was intricately involved in all aspects of the project including architectural, structural, civil and traffic, geotechnical investigation, environmental risk assessments, urban design, procurement services, superintendent services and construction phase services.

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Renovation of Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza


GHD provided the hazardous materials consulting support for this study. The Federal Office Building located at 50 UN Plaza in San Francisco encompasses approximately 350,200 gross square feet and has a basement, attic and four principal floor levels. The building has certain historical elements that require protection, restoration, and preservation, however the building is in need of renovation, seismic structural upgrade, and restoration modernisation. GHD reviewed existing hazardous materials documentation, conducted an on-site survey to verify existing conditions, and reviewed the proposed new work scope under study. We summarised the hazardous materials present and identified hazardous materials impacted by proposed new work. We then provided a complete listing with recommendations for required remediation of impacted asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs, Universal Wastes, CFC refrigerant gasses, and the fuel tanks associated with the emergency generator system. GHD provided mitigation options as appropriate and provided cost estimate support for the study. In this first phase, GHD was engaged as a sub consultant to Interactive Resources, Chuck Beavers, and AIA.

We were subsequently retained by the HKS/Architectural Research Group (ARG) who were awarded the historical renovation and seismic upgrade portions of this project. Federal stimulus funding was obtained for the preliminary demolition and hazardous materials abatement project to take place on an extremely aggressive, two-week turnaround schedule prior to general building renovation, modernisation and seismic retrofit of this building. GHD was ideally suited for this component as we were familiar with the building and the project objectives, and had previously worked with ARG in the past.

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Two Decades of Durability in Docklands


GHD has been providing durability design and assurance services for Melbourne Docklands public area promenades for more than two decades.

All Docklands developments must ensure uninterrupted public access to the river and dock areas and so all developers are required to provide wide promenades in front of the buildings. As ultimate owner of the promenades, City of Melbourne has required a formal durability planning process for all promenade structures to comply with its maritime structures design standard. The key requirement is for minimal maintenance for the first 25 years of service, and to then achieve a 50 year service life with planned maintenance.

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Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds

Henry leads GHD’s Risk Management practice and is privileged to work with some of the leading risk consultants in the industry. Henry has undertaken many senior level risk management programs ranging from the boardroom to projects and operations. Prior to joining GHD, Henry was a national director for Arthur Andersen’s Strategic and Enterprise-wide Risk Management practice based in Melbourne. He previously held senior management roles in operations and business development internationally in the oil, gas and energy industry in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Henry is also a member of GHD's Risk Management Committee.

Service Line Leader, Risk – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 3 8687 8000
E: Henry Reynolds

North America

Russell Mills

Russell Mills

Russell represents GHD’s Risk Management Group in North America. He brings his 15 years’ experience in the chemical process industry and 15+ years in process safety and risk management consulting experience to his role as the Risk Service Line Coordinator for GHD Americas. Russell’s background is in process design, development and operations, roles which have utilized his experience in advanced risk management processes to assist high hazard industries including the mining, oil & gas, critical urban infrastructure (power, water, gas), manufacturing and transportation sectors. He is an experienced workshop facilitator and undertakes both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis and assessments to assist his clients gain an understanding of their business-critical risks and how to manage them.

Service Line Coordinator
T: +61 7 3316 3310
E: Russell Mills

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